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Volume 30 • Number 1

January 2016



 

 

Is the Publication of Exit Poll Results Morally Permissible?


by Jorn Sonderholm


This article is about exit polls. in particular, it addresses the question of whether or not the publication of exit poll results is morally permissible. Throughout the article, "exit poll" denotes an opinion poll conducted at the exit from a polling station when people have already voted. The question of whether or not the publication of exit poll results is morally permissible is of theoretical interest, but it is also of significant practical relevance given the fact that the publication of exit poll results is against the law in a large number of countries. The conclusion of the article is that the publication of exit poll results is morally permissible.


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